Words: Tracey Popoola | Subbing: Claudia Jackson
Meadow Walker has settled a lawsuit with Porsche four years after her father’s death
Actor Paul Walker died in November 2013 after the 2005 Porsche Carrera he was travelling in as a passenger crashed at high speed shortly after leaving a charity event in Valencia, California. The driver, Roger Rodas, was also killed.
Reflecting on my father, I found myself reflecting on his passions. His passion for the ocean, his passion for rescuing animals, his passion for helping people and his passion for spontaneous goodwill. I wanted to start this foundation because I want to share that piece of him with the world. I want to share that part of him with others. I am tremendously proud to be launching The #PaulWalkerFoundation (@paulwalkerfdn) on his birthday. I can't think of a better way to celebrate my father. #DoGood
Meadow, Walker’s 18-year-old daughter, filed the suit in 2015, claiming the car had a faulty seat belt, which ultimately resulted in Walker being burnt alive. She also claims that German manufacturer Porsche acknowledged the car’s safety issues prior to the car accident. Meadow received $10.1 million in a 2016 settlement with the estate of driver Roger Rhodas.
According to a report by The Blast, both parties reached a settlement on 16 October. The terms of the dismissal agreement are confidential.
In honor of my dad's birthday today, we're challenging you to DO GOOD! Share a video or photo of your random act of kindness and nominate 4 people to join the challenge! Be sure to tag the foundation as well as hashtag #PWFdogoodchallenge, so we can check out all of your posts! I nominate @marisamiller @vindiesel @meghanrochey & @lilchaseyk
Before his untimely death, Walker was filming scenes for Fast and Furious 7. Walker’s brothers Caleb and Cody stood in for their sibling to help finish the production.